Paula Graydon, Ciena
Senior Director, Global Partner Enablement
Years in channel: 16
Years in position: 1
Highlights of the past year: Ciena's channel partner program, BizConnect, has seen significant overall business growth, and acquired top talent. BizConnect has also successfully and fully integrated the Nortel MEN business.
Goals: Graydon wants to continue to fuel the company's growth and drive significant net new partner wins. She's aiming to build a high performance team comprising Ciena employees and an ecosystem of integrated established partnerships.